Work-related injuries and occupational diseases can be devastating. If you were injured at work, you are entitled to medical treatment and possibly compensation.
At Morgan & Justice, our workers comp lawyers will fight for you. We are committed to protecting your physical health and financial security.
Work-related injuries and occupational diseases can be devastating to workers and their families. If you were injured at work, you are entitled to medical treatment and possibly compensation for wages. The more serious the injury, the more important it is to obtain all the benefits to which you are rightfully entitled. At Morgan & Justice in Columbus, our workers’ compensation lawyers are committed to maximizing your benefits.
If you were injured in a workplace accident or from unsuitable working conditions, contact our legal team to discuss your case during a free consultation. We can help you pursue compensation to protect your physical health and financial security.
Our work injury attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience handling workers compensation claims. As necessary, we will consult with medical experts to understand the nature of your injury and build a strong case.
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If you have recently suffered a work injury, you likely have many questions. Where do you go for treatment? How do you get paid? What do you do first?
At Morgan & Justice in Columbus, our workers compensation attorneys can answer all of your questions and guide you through the process.
Our workers compensation attorneys in Columbus, Ohio represent victims of work injuries of all types. From back, spine, joint, elbow, hip and knee, to repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel, to crush injuries such as those caught under heavy equipment, to brain injuries like concussions, to occupational injuries like lung cancer to flow through injuries where an original injury has caused a new physical or mental disorder.
Workers compensation benefits can be secured for a wide range of injury types and severities. You may be able to collect compensation for a temporary injury or for a debilitating accident that impairs your ability to secure work. If you are injured and unable to work, our knowledgeable Columbus attorneys can explain what benefits you are eligible for given your circumstances and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
There are many types of workers compensation to which you may be entitled after a work accident. This includes weekly money, a workers’ compensation settlement and more.
You may be entitled to different types of weekly benefits if your work injury prevents you from performing your former job. Our Columbus attorneys can help you understand the different compensation types available to you.
Workplace amputations are infrequent but constitute some of the most serious workers’ compensation cases. An amputation usually results in high medical bills, time off of work and emotional distress, and it may prevent the injured individual from returning to their previous role. In some cases, you may be able to apply for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits in addition to workers’ compensation if the accident permanently impairs your ability to work.
Many jobs require repetitive motions that can overtax your body and result in serious injuries, known as repetitive stress injuries. Repetitive motions can harm muscles, tendons and bones and cause long-term pain and injury. These injuries can impact your quality of life and prevent you from completing necessary tasks for your job.
If you were hurt on the job, one of your primary concerns is receiving the quality and necessary medical treatment you need. You may have questions about what doctor to see and who will cover the costs of medical care. Our attorneys can answer these questions and guide you through the health care process.
If your workers’ comp claim is denied, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will send a letter explaining the reason for your rejection. You may be denied due to a variety of factors, including lacking sufficient injury evidence, filing your claim past its deadline or making a claim for an injury not reimbursable through workers’ compensation. Fortunately, a claim denial is not final.
Has your workers’ compensation claim been denied? Do you disagree with the order issued by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)? A workers’ compensation appeals lawyer at Morgan & Justice in Columbus can help you with the next step. We are committed to protecting employee rights and making certain injured workers get maximum compensation.
People who have suffered an injury at work often hesitate to file a workers’ compensation claim out of fear that they will lose their jobs. It is illegal for an employer to fire, demote or discriminate against an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer cannot retaliate against you nor fire you.
Under Ohio law, it is an employer’s duty to provide a safe working environment. Therefore, they must adhere to all state-imposed safety requirements. If they fail to do so, they could be held liable for an employer violation of specific safety requirement (VSSR). With a VSSR, an injured employee may be able to claim an additional 15 to 50 percent of Ohio’s maximum weekly compensation rate in addition to their regular workers’ compensation benefits.
If you lose a family member in a workplace-related accident, you may not know what to do next. While grieving, you may be additionally concerned about your financial future. If your loved one was your family’s main source of income, you may be unable to afford mortgage payments and other bills without them. While nothing can replace your loved one, we can help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits or file a third-party wrongful death claim to provide the financial support you need.
Promptly report your work-related injury to your employer immediately in writing and seek medical treatment. Maintain a copy of this notification for your own records. Responsible employers will work with employees to help them get treatment and benefits when they are injured on the job.
Your employer should provide claim forms for filing a workers' compensation claim. Our attorneys can help you if your employer or the Bureau of Workers' Compensation does not treat you fairly in the wake of an accident. An employer may not fire, demote or discriminate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. When you contact our firm, we will explain how you can protect your case and increase your chances of successfully securing workers’ compensation.
An injured worker must file a workers’ compensation claim within a strict time period. Failing to file a timely request can prevent you from gaining compensation and proper treatment. There are different deadlines for filing a work injury claim, an occupational disease claim, additional conditions and medical treatment. Appeals of adverse decisions must also be filed within a certain time period. If you do not file an appeal before the deadline, you may lose your right to pursue an appeal. Our attorneys address each of our client’s cases expediently to ensure that deadlines are met and that you quickly obtain results.
If you face a workplace-related injury or illness, contact us to schedule a free case consultation. With over 80 years of combined experience, we are well versed in the process and what it takes to win and we will work relentless to ensure that you are in the best hands possible.
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To contact one of our experienced and trusted workers' compensation or social security disability lawyers, call 614-258-1133 or contact us online below.